Agenda for SITT Now Available (and Last Chance to Register)

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) agenda is now available!  Thank you to those who have already registered. We look forward to seeing you on September 13th at 8:30 AM in Kleiber 3 for an exciting day filled with discussions about teaching and technology.  If you have not already registered, […]

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Interview with Dr. Karen Pollack Now Available!

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  On Wednesday, September 4th, Dr. Karen Pollack, the Associate Vice Provost for Online Education at the Penn State World Campus, joined me on my weekly KDVS public affairs radio show, Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour. Dr. Pollack will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the Summer Institute on Teaching […]

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Introducing the Faculty Microtalk Presenters for SITT 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  The 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology is fast approaching! In addition to an exciting keynote speaker this year, five faculty will be giving 10-minute microtalk presentations on teaching and instructional technology topics. These microtalks have engaged participants and sparked discussions at past SITTs, and have led many of us to […]

The Value of Short Instructional Videos

Dear Faculty,  Integrating instructional video into online or face-to-face courses can be a powerful tool to  offer additional explanations about course concepts that students typically struggle with; replace parts of face-to-face lectures to allow more in-class time for students to apply concepts;  establish connections between course content and the real world.  Faculty integrating video into […]

Emerging Educational Technologies: Trends and Challenges from the 2019 Horizon Report

Dear Faculty Colleagues, EDUCAUSE, a leading organization focusing on educational technology, has continued the work of the New Media Consortium in reflecting on emerging educational technologies in a yearly Horizon Report. The 2019 Horizon Report details trends and challenges impacting the adoption of educational technology in higher education as well as important developments in educational […]

The Emergency Closure Resource Curates Resources to Adapt Learning Activities

Emergency Closure Resource: Utilizing group discussions, video lectures, podcasting, peer collaboration, and communication with students

Dear Faculty Colleagues, In response to the emergency campus closure in the fall of 2018, and with the aim of preparing us all for future unforeseen happenstances, Academic Technology Services has created an emergency closure resource to help you adapt course materials should you or the university be forced to cancel in-person class meetings. While […]

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Audio and Video for May 3rd DOLCE on online citizen science tools and flipped classrooms

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Audio and video of the May 3rd DOLCE is now available! The May 3rd DOLCE began with Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley’s (Department of Evolution and Ecology) presentation on “Integrating Online Citizen Science Tools in College Courses.” Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley, a recent recipient of the ASUCD (Associated Students, University of California, Davis) Excellence in […]


Registration Now Open for the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Academic Technology Services staff — our instructional designers, instructional technologists, and media production experts — join me in inviting all UC Davis faculty to the 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT). With a nod to the new Teaching and Learning Complex coming in 2022, which will include multiple classrooms configured […]

Reminder: Faculty Microtalk Proposals for SITT Due May 24th

SITT 2019: Building in Active Learning Dear Faculty Colleagues, The deadline for faculty microtalk proposals for the September 13th, 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) is fast approaching. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by May 24th. We invite presentations on encouraging student engagement, integrating technologies to support student learning inside […]


Faculty Forum on Interactive Video Technologies Friday, May 17th

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Please join us this Friday, May 17th at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove for the last faculty forum of the 2018-2019 school year. Our focus this time will be “Interactive Video Tools.” Facilitated by ATS instructional designers Mark Wilson and Dr. Margaret Merrill, this Friday’s faculty forum will review different uses […]